Mr Major looks neither decisive nor authoritative.
The United States did have such decisive capability, however, LeMay asserted.
Instead, the Battle of Naseby on June 14, 1645, delivered the decisive blow to the royalists.
Syria shames the world’s inaction and confounds its hopes of decisive intervention.
Although the Democrats won the presidency, a record turnout did not deliver the decisive blow they had hoped for.
Maybe the joint power of tea and dumping stuff in the harbour could strike another decisive blow against oppression.
And there’s cases where governments had very decisive and well-thought-out responses that are wrestling with very high numbers.
Theresa May has dithered where she should have been decisive and been decisive where she should have dithered.
Doubt should not be understood here in the sense of “hesitation,” between two options but as the lack of decisive ascertainment.
Each of Lewd and Prude, for example, should be decisive over whether he himself reads a particular book, Lady Chatterley's Lover.
In July, Guardian Media Group (GMG) said redundancies would be necessary as part of “decisive action” to stave off unsustainable losses.
The relation between Beḥinat ha-Dat and Averroes’ Decisive Treatise was discussed by various authors throughout the generations (see Ivry 1983: 251; Montada 2013: 158).
Insider: The building of Europe's first gigafactory for battery storage systems in 2019 was clearly a decisive milestone since the foundation of the company just under seven years ago.
A worst-case scenario would be if Michigan, the state with the closest win-loss margin in 2016, is again one of the decisive states in the 2020 election and we are unable to project a winner on election night.
Trump’s agenda, praising his efforts to abandon Obama-era environmental regulations (“bold and decisive action”), engage with North Korea (“bold leadership”) and pass pro-growth policies (“incredibly productive”).
While there are mounting signs of Venezuela's socialist revolution being tested to its limits, President Maduro has predicted a decisive victory in this weekend's election and vowed to fight corruption and criminals he blamed for destroying the economy.
Black voters showed up in record numbers for Georgia’s Senate runoff election on Tuesday, handing the Democratic Senate candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff decisive victories against the Republican incumbents Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, respectively.
Normative features are internally tied to (motivation to) action, since to think one ought or should do something is to think there are decisive reasons to do it, and to think there is decisive reason to do something is, ceteris paribus, to do it.
Instead, her silence generated the impression that the European Central Bank — as ever, balanced between the fiscally conservative inclinations of the north, and the debt-saturated nations of the south — was prioritizing the protection of consensus over decisive action.
Example: had a decisive lead in the polls
- determining or having the power to determine an outcome
Example: cast the decisive vote
- forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis
- characterized by decision and firmness
Example: an able and decisive young woman
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